Shortly after Grace Bogne moved from Cameroon to Shoreline, Washington, she signed up for North Cascades Wild, a program that introduces underserved high school students to community service and the outdoors. After spending twelve days in a national park, she wanted to come back for more.
Pathways for Youth is an effort to create the next generation of public lands stewards and National Park Service employees. By deliberately connecting existing programs and partnerships, North Cascades is creating a continuum of meaningful park-based experiences. Follow Grace and other youth as they discuss their own unique pathways through educational programs, internships and seasonal employment.
Learn more at: nps.gov/noca/parkmgmt/pathways.htm
Video, interviews and production:
BENJAMIN DRUMMOND / SARA JOY STEELE
BLUE LAND MEDIA, AMY BROWN, JANE CULKIN, BENJAMIN DRUMMOND, JENNIFER LIU, NICK MIKULA, NORTH CASCADES INSTITUTE, NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK, DAVE SNYDER, BASIL TSIMOYIANIS, CAROLYN WATERS
MICHAEL LIANG, NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK